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Inside Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews - best moments

The sister of the Princess of Wales married James Matthews in 2017

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews kissing© Pool
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Updated: March 20, 2024
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Following her sister Princess Kate's high-profile royal wedding six years earlier, it came as no surprise that Pippa Middleton was compared to the Princess of Wales on her big day.

Pippa married James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield on 20 May 2017, with their nephew Prince George and niece Princess Charlotte as part of their bridal party. The couple have since welcomed three children, son Arthur and daughters Grace and Rose.

From Pippa's elegant lace dress to her sentimental earrings, it's safe to say that her regal nuptials had a couple of sweet links to her sister – but the day was just as memorable in its own right, join us at HELLO! as we take a trip down memory lane...

Pippa Middleton in her wedding dress© Pool

Pippa's wedding dress

Pippa wore a floor-length Giles Deacon dress, with a high neckline and fitted waist. She finished off her bridal look with Manolo Blahnik pumps and a handmade Maidenhair Fern tiara with a matching hairpiece by Robinson Pelham.

Pippa Middleton in her wedding dress© Pool

More dress details

Her ultra-fine tulle veil was designed by milliner Stephen Jones and encrusted with pearls. The beautiful bride wore the same pair of delicate diamond drop Robinson Pelham earrings that were commissioned for the then-Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011.

Carole and James Middleton arriving at Pippa Middleton's wedding© Pool

Carole and James arrive

Mother-of-the-bride Carole Middleton was pretty in pink as she arrived on the arm of son James Middleton.

Kate Middleton shushing page boys and flower girls, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte© Pool

A royal shush!

In her supporting role, Kate kept the cute little pageboys and flower girls in line, including her own three-year-old son, Prince George, and two-year-old daughter, Charlotte.

Michael Middleton holding Pippa Middleton's hand© Samir Hussein

Smile for the fans

The beautiful bride stopped to smile at well-wishers gathered at St. Mark's church for her special day.

Princess Kate adjusting the train of Pippa Middleton's wedding dress© Samir Hussein

History repeats itself

Kate helped the bride adjust her train – just as Pippa had done for her during her royal wedding in 2011.

Prince George waving in the back of a car© Pool

A royal wave

William and Kate's son Prince George practised his royal wave as he zoomed off after the church ceremony.

Sibling bond© Max Mumby/Indigo

Sibling bond

Big brother George helped his little sister Princess Charlotte with her flower girl duties as the two little royals entered the church.

Prince George alongside other flower boys© Max Mumby/Indigo

George on standby

Prince George and the page boys patiently awaited their next steps after the ceremony.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews behind page boys and flower girls including Prince George© Max Mumby/Indigo

The new Mrs Matthews

Walking behind their page boys and flower girls, Pippa and James couldn't have looked happier as they emerged from the church as husband and wife.

Carole Middleton watching James Matthews and Pippa Middleton© WPA Pool

One proud mother

Proud mother-of-the-bride Carole Middleton looked on as her daughter and new son-in-law left the church grounds.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews leaving their wedding in a car© Neil Mockford

Driving off into the sunset

After their vows, Pippa and James drove off from their ceremony in a vintage convertible – echoing sister Kate's 2011 wedding day when she and her Prince did the same.

Kate Middleton with her hand on Prince George's head while holding Princess Charlotte's hand© Samir Hussein

Kate in control

Kate was spotted looking after George and Charlotte who'd had a big morning playing major roles in the high profile nuptials. The royal tots wore outfits from Pepa & Co.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank arriving for a wedding© Max Mumby/Indigo

Eugenie looks stunning

Princess Eugenie wore a pillbox hat and tailored Paule Ka dress as she and Jack Brooksbank arrived for Pippa and James' wedding.

Prince William and Prince Harry arriving for Pippa Middleton's wedding© Max Mumby/Indigo

William and Harry arrive

Royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry were dapper – albeit without their dates, the then-Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle – as they headed up to St. Mark's Church.

James Middleton and Prince William laughing© Pool


Prince William and his brother-in-law James Middleton shared a laugh as they headed off to continue the celebration.

Kate Middleton standing behind Princess Charlotte© Pool

A sweet mother-daughter moment

Kate seemed to be explaining all of the excitement to a rosy-cheeked Princess Charlotte, who held on to a heart-shaped garland.

Roger and Mirka Federer at Pippa Middleton's wedding© Pool

Roger Federer attends

Tennis champ Roger Federer was pictured attending the wedding hand-in-hand with his wife, Mirka.

Wideshow of church exterior with James Matthews, Pippa Middleton, several page boys, Princess Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte© JUSTIN TALLIS

Romantic shot

With James chatting to a flower girl, Pippa, Kate and the wedding party gathered outside the church as they prepared to head to the wedding lunch.

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